Samgyeopsal: Korean-style Pork Belly BBQ At Home

Samgyeopsal: Korean-style Pork Belly BBQ At Home

The spicy miso paste goes really well with the pork belly BBQ. You don't have to go to a restaurant anymore for samgyeopsal, you can enjoy it right at home.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Pork belly (block)
300 g
Ssamjang (spicy miso paste):
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
Grated garlic
1 clove
Dipping sauce for the meat (1 serving):
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
Good quality salt
1 pinch


1. Slice the pork belly block into bite-sized pieces (about 5 mm thick). It's easier to slice if it's a little frozen.
2. Wash the lettuce and tear the leaves apart.
3. Mix all the ingredients for ssamjang. You can microwave it for 15 seconds if the sake and spiciness of the garlic bother you.
4. Create the dipping sauce on a small sauce dish (2 servings).
5. Grill the pork on an electric griddle without any oil. Eat while hot with your dipping sauce. For ssamjang, you can spread it on lettuce and/or the meat.
6. I like to have a healthy meal with the combination of meat, lettuce, kimchi, and rice. This recipe makes lots of ssamjang, so if you have leftovers, I recommend tossing it with some bashed cucumbers.
7. Please serve with this super easy, Korean style seaweed and egg soup (Recipe ID: 2437575).
8. How about making a kimchi side dish at home as well? Super easy (Recipe ID: 837551).

Story Behind this Recipe

A lot of Koreans live in my town, so naturally, I've been to countless restaurants that specialize in samgyeopsal. I learned how to make ssamjang from my Korean coworker. It's so easy, I make samgyeopsal twice a month at home.